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Posted On: 04 AUG 2021 6:54PM by PIB Delhi



  • 48.52 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • 3,09,33,022 total recoveries across the country so far
  • Recovery Rate currently at 97.37%
  • 36,668 patients recovered during last 24 hours
  • India reports 42,625 new cases in last 24 hours
  • India's Active caseload currently 4,10,353
  • Active cases constitute 1.29% of total cases
  • Weekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.36%
  • Daily positivity rate at 2.31%, remains below 5%
  • Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 47.31 crore tests conducted(Total)









COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crossed landmark of 48 Cr

More than 60 Lakh vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours

Recovery Rate stands at 97.37%

42,625 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours

India's Active Caseload (4,10,353) presently constitutes 1.29% of total cases

Daily Positivity Rate (2.31%) less than 5% for 58 consecutive days


India’s COVID-19 vaccination coveragehas crossed a landmark of 48 Cr yesterday.

Cumulatively,48,52,86,570 vaccine doses have been administered through 56,83,682 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 62,53,741 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.These include:


1st Dose


2nd Dose



1st Dose


2nd Dose


Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose


Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose


Over 60 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose





The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 21st June, 2021. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,09,33,022 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 36,668 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.37%.




India has reported 42,625 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since thirty-eightconsecutive days. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.


India’s Active Caseload today stands at 4,10,353 and active cases now constitute 1.29% of the country's total Positive Cases.


With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 18,47,518tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 47.31 crore (47,31,42,307) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate is currently stands at 2.36% and the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.31% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 5%for 58 consecutive days now.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1742117


COVID-19 Vaccination Update

More than 50.37 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 2.60 Crore balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.




(As on 4 August 2021)


















More than 50.37 crore (50,37,22,630) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 49,19,780 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 48,19,75,798 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 2.60 Cr (2,60,17,573) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1742119

COVID-19 Mortality- Myths Vs. Facts

Union Health Ministry has highlighted need for all states to monitor district wise cases and deaths on a daily basis

MoHFW has advised States and UTs through formal communications, video conferences and through deployment of Central teams for recording of deaths in accordance with prescribed guidelines

Robustness of statute based Civil Registration System (CRS) ensures proper recording of births and deaths in the country


There have been some speculative media reports inferring undercounting of COVID-19 deaths from eight states, while also stating that the deaths can only be estimated and the exact data may never be known. The report highlights data from the Civil Registration System (CRS) and Health Management Information System (HMIS) including all-cause death numbers, leading to erroneous inferences terming it as ‘counting the uncounted.’

It is clarified that given the robust and statute-based Death Registration System in India, while some cases could go undetected as per the principles of Infectious Disease & its management, missing out on deaths is completely unlikely. This could also be seen in the case fatality rate, which as on 31st December 2020 stood at 1.45% and even after an unexpected surge observed in the second wave in April-May 2021, the case fatality rate today stands at 1.34%.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1742216

PM to interact with beneficiaries of Pradhan MantriGaribKalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh on 5th August


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of Pradhan MantriGaribKalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh on 5th August 2021 at 1 PM, via video conferencing.

Uttar Pradesh will celebrate 5th August, 2021 as Pradhan MantriGaribKalyanYojana Day.  A massive awareness programme will be launched throughout the state to ensure that no beneficiary is left out from availing the benefits of the scheme.

Almost 15 crore beneficiaries of the state have been getting ration free of cost through Pradhan MantriGaribKalyan Anna Yojana. Nearly 80,000 Fair price shops in the state have been distributing food grains to the beneficiaries of the scheme.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1742113

Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India virtually inaugurates a decentralized biomedical waste incinerator at Buxar, Bihar

Decentralized Biomedical Waste Incinerator inaugurated in Buxar,Bihar by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India and Buxar District Administration

Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan virtually inaugurated a decentralized biomedical waste incinerator at Buxar Municipality, Bihar. The technology developed by Ganesh Engineering Works was selected through the Biomedical Waste Treatment Innovation Challenge launched in June 2020 by theWaste to Wealth Mission. The mission is one of the nine scientific missions of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) and is spearheaded by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1742150

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